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MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
. thursday's debate between vice president joe biden and paul ryan was a substantive contest between two men who were well briefed and on their game. conventional wisdom was twofold. biden needed to calm democrats. he needed to set the stage for his boss to regain his footing during his second debate with mitt romney this tuesday. i think biden accomplished that mission. i think what made the difference was that biden was aggressive, uninhibited with preoccupation by preserving his own image and adept at leveraging his stature. the single best exchange biden wasted no time for calling out ryan for his apparent hypocrisy when it comes to stimulus funds. >> look at the $90 billion in stimulus. the vice president was in charge of seeing this. $90 billion in green pork to campaign contributors and special interest groups. >> i'm not allowed to show letters. go on our website. he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin. we sent millions of dollars. you know what -- >> you did ask for stimulus money. >> sure he did. >
CNN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
into a frenzy. on the same day when paul ryan's done with his campaign speech here in swanton, oo, sue vice presidential candidate's hand. ryan then delivers a well-received stump speech. >> we need to change presidents and we need to elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states. >> reporter: amid the enthusiasm, there is anger among many people at these rallies. seething anger at the news media. >> the media lies, the media are for obama. >> i got to be honest, i can't stand it. it's brutal. it's definitely one-sided. >> let's hear it for paul ryan! >> reporter: paul ryan has said it himself, he believes there is media bias against the gop ticket. at these rallies, a widespread belief that presidential preference polls are part of that conspiracy. >> i don't think the polling is very fair. i believe that there are a lot more romney supporters out there. >> i think the polls are biased, too. i think they are polling more democrats and they are more favored for the democrats. >> reporter: do you think the pollsters want the obama ticket to be in front? >> i do. >> i think they'
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
a lot of pressure on vice president joe biden in his showdown tonight with paul ryan. john harwood is in kentucky with the preview. john. >> reporter: michelle, this is going to be a fascinating night between two number twos who might, in the future, be number ones. for right now, they're trying to help their tickets. joe biden, as you mentioned, who arrived in danville. he's now chilling at a supporter's house with his family before going to the debate tonight, has got a lot on the line because democrats were feeling let down by president obama's performance last week. what joe biden has to do is to buck up those democrats, show he's going to be aggressive in going after the republican ticket, and, you know, he has experience in the venue. he debated sarah palin four years ago, although much different then. that was a comparatively genial event. i would expect him to be quite aggressive. from paul ryan's point of view, he's younger, so less experienced, but he's very fluent and skilled on policy. he came across very well in his republican convention speech. so i'd expect him to ho
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
. so we have to see whether paul ryan, who is very smart policy guy, can beat joe biden who makes shall mistake, but he's been around a long time and he those some thing. p. >> you wrote a column suting the debates ultimately are oftentimes historically irrelevant, that they don't change the outcome. is there something specifically happening this time that's different? >> what i said in that story was that historical pattern is that usually even if you have a surprisingly good first debate for one party or the other, usually they don't change the trajectory of the campaign. but every once in a while, and 2000 is the best example, a whole series of thins come together and the vice presidential debate is important in that process to accelerate the wave or stop it. and that's what we'll find out in kentucky later. >> you said the jobs number doesn't matter. is that in part this whole jack welch thing over the weekend around whether the numbers are real, does that matter in all of this? >> i think the jack welch stuff was crazy talk. and earlier in the year when you guys were down in washin
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
this thursday on the 11th you've got paul ryan and vice president joe biden. this is going to be very important for obama's effort to stave off romney. then on the 16th you got the second obama-romney debate. on the 22nd final obama-romney debate. then the last friday before the election one more jobs number. my own inclination the job numbers aren't quite as "game change"ing for debates as for the reason voters know how they feel about the economy. they don't need a government report. it does get a lot of attention and we got a race that's plainly at this point even though obama still has a slight advantage in the battleground states this race can go either way. >> interesting. then we got the governor, of course, speaking at vmi about foreign policy, an area for which a little while he appeared to want to take the campaign, at least before the debate. how ground moving is this? >> reporter: i don't think it's very ground moving. it's not what people will vote on. for romney it's an effort to press a leadership advantage which may be one of the things that move the numbers for him after the de
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